Ōshima, Nagisa 1932-
Most widely held works about Nagisa Ōshima
Most widely held works by Nagisa Ōshima
Seven samurai ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Cinema, censorship, and the state : the writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978 by Nagisa Ōshima ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words the values of the two races. Celliers attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed.
Dans l'empire des sens In the realm of the senses ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 277 libraries worldwide
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.
御法度 Taboo ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 235 libraries worldwide
A handsome new recruit, Kano, causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group called Shinsengumi in Kyoto, at the end of the Shōgunate era in Japan.
L'empire de la passion Empire of passion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 207 libraries worldwide
1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978.
Seishun zankoku monogatari Cruel story of youth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A teenage girl and her criminal boyfriend perform sexual shakedowns on well-to-do middle-aged men.
白昼の通り魔 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 140 libraries worldwide
The wife and a former victim of a murderer/rapist protect him in his horrific rape and murder spree.
日本春歌考 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 122 libraries worldwide
When four sexually-hungry high school boys meet up with their drunk teacher, they are sent down a less-than-academic path.
悦楽 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Atsushi is blackmailed into watching over a convict's suitcase full of money while he serves his time. Knowing the consequences, Atsushi decides to spend all of the money in one libidinous rush.
無理心中日本の夏 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A group of oddball anarchists find themselves trapped in an underground hideaway together.
帰って来たヨッパライ ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A trio of young men are mistaken for undocumented Koreans in Japan and find themselves on the run.
Taiyō no hakaba The sun's burial ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Probes the underworld of Osaka's biggest slum, a hellhole where teenage gangs, prostitutes and a cruel femme-fatale vie for control of the area's most impoverished dockworkers.
L'empire de la passion In the realm of passion ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the film tells of a pair of lovers and the ghost of her betrayed and murdered husband. Guilt over the affair brings the lovers to the scene of the crime, where the husband's ghost and their consciences finally get revenge.
Écrits, 1956-1978 : dissolution et jaillissement by Nagisa Ōshima ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in French and English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Oshima's outlaw sixties ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Collection includes: Pleasures of the Flesh (Etsuraku, 1965, color); Violence at Noon (Hakuchu No Torima, 1966, B&W); Sing a Song of Sex (Nihon Shunka-Ko, 1967, color); Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (Muri Shin Ju: Nihon No Natsu, 1967, B&W); and Three Resurrected Drunkards (Kaette Kita Yopparai, 1968, color).
Taboo ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A handsome new recruit causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group in 1865 Kyoto, at the end of the Shogunate era.
In the realm of the senses ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Based on one of Japan's most notorious scandals, this erotic masterpiece is the story of an ex-prostitute who becomes involved in an obsessive love affair with the master of the household where she is employed as a servant.
In the realm of passion (empire of passion) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, In the realm of passion tells of a pair of lovers and the ghost of her betrayed and murdered husband. Guilt over the affair brings the lovers to the scene of the crime, where the husband's ghost and their consciences finally get their revenge.
Abe, Sada,--1905- Action and adventure films Adultery Anarchists Apathy Biographical films Biography Concentration camps Criminals Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Embezzlement Erotic films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films Great Britain History Homosexuality Horror films Indonesia--Java Japan Japan--Tokyo Man-woman relationships Married women Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Motion pictures, Japanese Murder Murder--Investigation New wave films Ōshima, Nagisa,--1932- Prisoners of war Prostitutes Sadomasochism Samurai Samurai films Sex Shinsengumi Soldiers--Psychology Strangling Thrillers (Motion pictures) Van der Post, Laurens Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War--Psychological aspects Women murderers World War (1939-1945)
Nagisa, Ōshima, 1932-
Oschima, Nagisa 1932- M/Nachtr.
Oshima, Nagisa 1932-
Oshima, Nagiza 1932-
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